Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis, Project: Seeking for New Noise

Daisuke Ishida
Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis, Project: Seeking for New Noise

Seminar/Workshop in English, 3 SWS, 2 ECTS, 3 places
On Tuesdays, 16-19 h, weekly, starts 5.11.2019, Fasanenstr. 1B, room 214A, UNI.K | Studio Klangkunst und Klangforschung
Registration is required until the 22.10.2019 to
Achtung: Für Studierende der Fakultät Musik nicht als Studium-Generale-Leistung anrechenbar!

Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis is a class for artistic praxis. Participants are encouraged to create a piece of individual/group work (free format) under the given theme “Seeking for New Noise”. The class aims to practice artistic exploration with a focus on the consistent development of a work/project and exercising the presentation of your work. We will make use of the various backgrounds of all participants, encouraging the exchange and understanding of cross-disciplinary knowledge and expertise. Students are to execute two group projects until the end of the year, each three weeks long. In the new year we will shift to individual projects with a longer duration, concluding with their presentation at the end of the semester.

Noise and its definition has undergone great change over the last 250 years, specifically since the start of the industrial revolution. What started in retrospect as intensifying levels of noise and sound pollution caused by the development of industrial production, machinery and transport slowly gained new perspectives or, as a new material for music creation at the break of the 20th century. The earliest example with continuous importance was the revolutionary futurist manifesto “The Art of Noise” by Luigi Russolo (1913). This increasing embrace and incorporation of the new sound impulses into the arts can be observed throughout times in the works of (e.g.) Arseny Avraamov (1886-1944), John Cage (1912-1992), Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), and many more. Noise, originally considered as unwanted, disturbing signals or sounds, has become an accepted and much used material of music and art. A lot of music genres are dedicated to noise and equivalent such as Industrial Music, Noise Music, Glitch and etc, to cover the harshness and aggressive side of it. On the contrary, It is nowadays used for relaxation in order to focus at work or have a good night sleep. In this class, we take this spectrum of noise account, and seek and explore disruptors of musical and artistic norms, such as noise was.

Daisuke Ishida (1980, Tokyo) is a Berlin based artist, working with sound and contemporary media, studied Political Science and Economics and Sound Studies in Japan and Germany respectively. He is interested in the consequence of artistic praxis and theory in sound, space and perception. His works explore the boundaries of ephemeral and time based media to open up new perspectives on spatialities, while his understanding of space extends from the physical, to the social and political realm. He was a recipient of the Work stipends New Music and Sound Art by the Berlin Senate in 2017. In 2002 he co-founded The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA which has received Honorary Mention of the Prix Ars Electronica 2004 and 2019, the Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends 2009 at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, and a Grant from the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts at Cynetart Awards 2018.